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After a week of media speculation about her weight gain Lady Gaga struck back at her critics and re...

Celebs Proud to Bare Their Bodies

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After a week of media speculation about her weight gain Lady Gaga struck back at her critics and revealed some of her personal history. "My weight/loss/gain since i was child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have," she continued. "My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when i eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier then I've ever been. i am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size. And i love you, and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well." We salute her attitude.
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Rihanna might have an awesome body, but she also has a healthy attitude. In a recent interview with the UK's Daily Mail she gave her perspective on the issues facing young people , "You shouldn't be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins."
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Anne Hathaway doesn't think we should be putting all the blame on Hollywood - she feels her body is a normal healthy representation "I don't think it's just Hollywood that gives out that message. As a society we put out these unrealistic body images to young women. But I'm a normal shape and Scarlett Johansson is not a skinny, skinny girl. Beyonce Knowles looks after herself and has a beautiful body. Reese Witherspoon looks great."
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Christina Hendricks is a great role model for women in a weight obsessed age. She feels most beautiful when she has a fuller figure, saying recently "I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, 'I feel fat.' Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, Oh, I look like a woman. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, 'cause I loved it."
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Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas has been a classic yo-yo dieter, but as the years have gone by she has lost much of her anxiety about always looking rail thin, telling Glamour magazine "I have learned more and more to enjoy my body when I have a few extra pounds on, just being more voluptuous ... I say, focus on the body part that you feel most comfortable about. My legs don't change much, so a good look for me is a short black dress with long sleeves. If you see me in that, you know I've gained a few pounds, which is fine."
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Heidi Klum might have in many people's minds the perfect body but still hasn't been immune to criticism most recently German designer Wolfgang Joop said Heidi could never be a runway model because she " is simply too heavy and has too big a bust." But Heidi couldn't care less, she is on record saying that she would much rather be a role model for happy, healthy, curvy women.
Photo: Twitter/Heidi Klum

Jessica Alba feels that becoming a mum gave her new perspective and confidence on her body. She wrote in her blog "Before having Honor and Haven, I was super-critical of my looks and worried more about inevitable changes to my body. I couldn't even say the word 'sexy' to describe myself without feeling funny and awkward."
Photo: Twitter/Jessica Alba

Former American Idol singer Jordin Sparks subscribes to the accentuate the positive school of thinking, she found new confidence in her body following recent weight loss. "I'm still learning to love my body every day, but I've realized I have to accentuate the positive—like my curves and my waist," says Sparks. "As much as people talk about it, it does make me stand out from the other celeb girls out there. At the end of the day, I know I can knock 'em dead with my killer smile."
Photo: Twitter/Jordin Sparks

Kate Winslet refused to use a body double when she was working on the extraordinary film 'The Reader', urging more people to be upfront about the tricks that Hollywood uses to make stars look perfect. She told UK's Marie Claire "I do think it's important for young women to know that magazine covers are retouched. People don't really look like that. In films I might look glamorous, but I've been in hair and make-up for two hours. With the nudity in The Reader, for example, even I was like, 'Damn, I look good.' It was a bit of body make-up. I don't believe in pretending those things don't go on."
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Say what you like about Kim Kardashian (most people do) but with her healthy curves she has provided a healthy alternate role model for women away from the size zero fashion industry standard. Growing up in Hollywood she has says she felt the same pressures "Learning to not be insecure took some time. I would always see skinny models and think I didn't fit in, but I realized I can't change my reality; I can only do what I can to improve my body and work out to stay fit and healthy."
Photo: Twitter/Kim Kardashian

Broadway star and Glee actress Kristin Chenoweth recently stripped off in GQ magazine, overcoming issues with her own body image. "I've always had a tiny pooch in front," says Chenowith. "Even when I'm at my thinnest, I still have that. I don't particularly like it, but I've learned to say 'Hey, this is you—accept it.'"
Photo: GQ

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